‘Oh Mercy’: Short film sheds light on plight of migrants at Matamoros tent encampment

October 27, 2020

Humanitarian groups globally praised Tuesday’s preview of an upcoming short online film about the migrants living in a border tent encampment in Matamoros, Mexico.

The three-minute trailer of the upcoming 10-minute film “Oh Mercy,” directed by and produced by Academy-Award nominated director Robert Bilheimer was released online Tuesday afternoon. Bilheimer took part in an hour-long Zoom panel discussion along with Sister Norma Pimentel, the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley who oversees volunteer efforts at the camp that is located across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas.

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Watch a recording of the film preview and the panel discussion